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“Is it cake?”: the realistic pastry reality show will release new episodes on Netflix

“Is it cake?”: the realistic pastry reality show will release new episodes on Netflix

The show features a group of pastry experts who compete to make an unrecognizable piece of cake. (Netflix)

In mid-2021, realistic cakes became a trend on social media, either because they were amazing or disturbing in some cases. This same artistic style was brought to television through Is it cake? (Is It Cake?)a game show that premiered in March this year through Netflix. Thus, a group of talented participants competed to create pieces that looked extremely real and tasted good. Now, It is confirmed that a second season will arrive soon.

Mikey Day (Saturday night Live) was the host of the first season and will return to lead the next competition in which the list of contestants and guest judges will be renewed. In past episodes, pastry chefs baked and styled cakes inspired by hamburgers, slippers, and even a suitcase. Part of the charm of this dynamic was also to identify, within a group of these objects, which was the impostor made from sponge cake and elastic dough.

"Is it cake?"  it achieved 26.5 million viewing hours in two weeks.  (Netflix)
“Is it cake?” it achieved 26.5 million viewing hours in two weeks. (Netflix)

The title debuted on the service streaming this 2022 and was in the Top 10 of the list of English-speaking programs for 4 weeks. In addition, it was among the most viewed in 75 countries around the world, so it is not surprising that its success has prompted a renewal just a few months after its launch.

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When reality and illusion come together in… Is it cake?

Is it cake? is a creation of Dan Cutforth Y Jane Lipsitz in which various confectioners created desserts in a realistic style to replicate real objects and thus fool a jury made up of celebrities. The program reality show It is produced by Alfred Street Industries, with Cutforth, Lipsitz, Nan Strait, Dan Volpe and Andrew Wallace serving as executive producers. The direction was in charge of Alex Van Wagner. Since March 18, it is distributed exclusively by Netflix.

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In each round of the competition, pastry chefs can win up to $10,000.  (Netflix)
In each round of the competition, pastry chefs can win up to $10,000. (Netflix)
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In each episode, three participants and three judges are invited, the purpose is that only one of the pastry chefs takes five thousand dollars and can double that sum, if he correctly identifies between a pair of bundles of bills (one is true and the other is wrong). another is cake). If you fail to complete this last activity, this extra five thousand dollars will be added in a pool for the other rounds in later chapters.

The winners of the three episodes before the last chapter are taken to play in the final with the possibility of taking home 50 thousand dollars. It should be noted that the contest does not eliminate any of the eight competitors, since they are allowed to stay the entire season to just observe when they are not participating. In fact, some who did not make the final were able to help the finalists as reinforcements in the baking process.

The show premiered its first season on March 18.  (Netflix)
The show premiered its first season on March 18. (Netflix)

The first season of Is it cake? counted in his jury of celebrities with Daymon Patterson, Fortune Feimster, Ronnie Woo, Hester Sunshine, Jason Bolden, Michael Yo, Camille Kostek, Chris Witaske, Kellee Edwards, Courtney Parchman, Finesse Mitchell, Farley Elliott, Arturo Castro, Rebecca Black, Jon Gabrus, Tony Rock, King Princess , Lyric Lewis, Brittany Broski, Heidi Gardner, Dan Ahdoot, Loni Love, Bobby Moynihan Y Karamo Brown.

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